Ireland Basinger-Baldwin and Ryan Lochte - Macy's and Calvin Klein White Label welcome Olympian Ryan Lochte and model Ireland Baldwin to Herald Square @ Calvin Klein Men's Shop - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 21st May 2014
World record long distance swimmer Diana Nyad is joined by her family in the Herald Square pool in New York where she has been swimming for 48 hours to help raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief. A young boy called Harrison who could be her grandson tries his hand at swimming up and down the pool and appears to enjoy himself immensely.
From Olympians to aristocrats, celebrities of all professions were spotted at the Novak Djokovic Foundation charity dinner in New York, including 'Cactus Flower' star Goldie Hawn and Olympic gold-medallist swimmer Ryan Lochte.
Jon Hamm turned out to be a perfect choice of host for the ESPYs.
Jon Hamm, the American actor best known for playing Don Draper on Mad Men, has potentially put himself in the frame to host the Golden Globes or the Oscars after delivering a hilarious hosting performance of the ESPYs this week.
Those who've seen 30 Rock or Bridesmaids will know Hamm has comic timing, though we didn't know he was this funny.
Hamm was initially regarded as a strange choice of host for the awards, which honor achievements in sport, though he worked the crowd with aplomb, calling the ESPY's "the world's largest gathering of people wearing sunglasses indoors."
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Olympic gold-medal swimmer Ryan Lochte did not make a big splash when his new reality series, What Would Ryan Lochte Do? debuted on E! Sunday night. According to Nielsen Research, the series opener attracted just 807,000 viewers. Today's (Wednesday) Washington Post pointed out that about twice that number of viewers had tuned in to a rerun of Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta in the same hour. A rerun -- a rerun!, Post TV columnist Lisa de Moraes underscored. She noted that during the telecast Lochte disclosed that he came up with his trademark shout-out Jeah! by combining Yeah with a J. Snarked de Moraes: How could this show not be a hit?
E! stars arrive at the network's Upfront Presentation in New York. They include 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' stars Kim Kardashian, her mother Kris Jenner, her sister Kourtney Kardashian and Kourtney's partner Scott Disick as well as Olympic Gold medal winning swimmer Ryan Lochte and 'Chelsea Lately' host Chelsea Handler.
yan Lochte is being drowned by ridicule from critics following Sunday's debut of his What Would Ryan Lochte Do? on E! Entertainment Channel. Last week his vapid answers to questions from Good Day Philadelphia anchors Mike Jerrick and Shenielle Jones had the two splitting their sides with laughter once the interview ended. How are they going to put together 13 weeks of programming? Jerrick asked after the segment, which quickly went viral on YouTube. Critics indicated that the actual show made Lochte look much worse (except for his muscles, that is). Commented Zap2it.com's Carina Adly MacKenzie, Basically, he's just not very smart. And that's an understatement. Boston Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert, did not avoid the understatement. What's it like to have stupid be your brand? he asked. But Allison Keene in the Hollywood Reporter suggests that the time Lochte spends onscreen shirtless or in a Speedo makes up for all his inane remarks. He's kind of a dope, but he's so lovable you can't really say a mean word against him, she writes.
The swimmer gives us an insight into his life
Tomorrow (Sunday 20th) will see Ryan Lochte’s reality show take its bow. But what is it all about? Well, the Olympian will be taking his audience on a journey through dating, family, and, other stuff. Sound like the most boring thing ever done by anyone? Well it’s not. And we’re surprised you said that.
"On this show there will be these times when I'm doing the interview part and then I'll just go completely blank. I lose my train of thought; I'm in my own world. And we call those Ryan Moments,” explains the singer. "I want that on the show. I want all that stuff on the show because it's me. That's Ryan Lochte." Of course, anyone who watches these kind of shows is mainly interested on one thing: on-screen relations! "I'm a single guy,” fesses Ryan, “so, you'll see me going out on a couple dates on the show. You know, just trying to find that one true love." Rumours are that he’ll be going on a date with childhood crush. Carmen Electra. "I mean, that was like my little boy dream. I had pictures of her on my wall when she was on Baywatch," he said to MTV.
Heartthrob - Lochte will bring in the viewers
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If you've ever been in a jam and wondered "What would Ryan Lochte do?" (and we know you have) this is your chance to find out.
Olympic gold medalist and walking randomness generator Ryan Lochte is soon to premiere his brand new reality show on E! – April 21st to be exact. The program is called “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” and it tracks Lochte’s life as he trains for competitions, manages his businesses and hangs out with friends and his off-beat, vocal family. Lochte’s main aims for the show are to bring the sport of swimming into more prominence and to show that Olympians and swimmers in particular don’t have their lives revolve around their training.
"Swimming is my passion, it's my love," the 28-year-old Gainesville, Fla., resident explains. "And every four years, you have the Summer Olympic Games, and the most watched (sport) on everyone's television is swimming. ... So why can't swimming be like the NBA (or) the NFL? Why can't it be like that? That's what my main focus is, is that I want to bring the love and passion I have for swimming to you guys, into your living room."
However, he explained that there are other aspects to his life as well: "I know in people's eyes, like when they think of Olympians, they think that they train, they eat and they sleep. That's what they do, and that's what they're like, like every day. But for me, that's not the case. Swimming is a sport that I'm fairly good at — that's all it is. It doesn't define who I am; it's just a sport that I love to do that's a part of my life. But there's so much more to me than just swimming, like I love skateboarding, playing basketball. I love doing things that I most likely could get hurt in. I like the adventure, I like challenges, and I don't let swimming define who I am."
Could Ryan Lochte be the next Kim Kardashian?
Ryan Lochte’s newest endeavor is the reality show What Would Ryan Do? and the swimmer took on the challenge, because one of his influences is… Kim Kardashian. Yes, you read that right. The Olympian cited the reality queen as one of his inspirations for how he wants to conduct himself and where he wants his career to go: "I have the most respect for her with her business and what she's done. She started from nothing and now look at her. You can ask anyone and they're going to know who she is. She's handled herself really well throughout the years of doing her own show. She's a star," he praised Kardashian and added: "I started watching to try to learn what to expect. The whole Kardashian family, they have a bunch of energy. Wow, this was awesome. That's how my family is. We all have a bunch of energy and we are all different."
You could argue that Kim’s L.A. beginnings were far from humble and then there were those incidents, you know, sex tape, rushed marriage, etc. But who are we to say who Lochte should be idolizing? In any case, What Would Ryan Do? is now finished taping and the swimmer is going back to his roots, training six or seven hours a day for the upcoming world championships in Barcelona.
"I'm back in my normal routine, getting my butt whipped all the time," he said about the preparation. Smart move, in case the whole media empire thing doesn’t work out.
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